Daily Mail – Great Britain

Former NHS chief nurse named first female Bishop of London

Former chief nursing officer Right Reverend Sarah Mullally has become the most senior woman in the Church of England after being nominated as Bishop of London.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:27 pm

Uber driver ‘admits murdering UK Embassy worker’ in Beirut

Rebecca Dykes, 30, was abducted after leaving a party in the city before being strangled and dumped by the side of a motorway on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:26 pm

Princess Charlotte will attend nursery from January

Prince William and Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, will send two-year-old Princess Charlotte to Willcocks Nursery School, located close to their Kensington Palace home in London.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:26 pm

Saudis ‘using starvation as a weapon’ says Penny Mordaunt

Saudi Arabia has ‘no excuse’ for blocking aid to Yemen, Penny Mordaunt said as she warned that ‘using starvation as a weapon’ was a breach of humanitarian law.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:21 pm

Irish TV producer Kieran Creaven admits sex offences

Kieran Creaven, 54, a sports producer with RTE, pleaded guilty to grooming the girl at Leeds magistrates’ court today.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:17 pm

Hertfordshire mother’s wounds after being attacked by dogs

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Beata Obuchowska, 34, suffered horrific injuries at the teeth and claws of two German and Belgian shepherds, kept in a compound at a farm in Hertfordshire.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:16 pm

Coroner’s ‘party season warning’ to Christmas revellers

Aaron Reilly and Joshua Brock, both 19, collapsed and died in the early hours of the morning after taking Class A drugs at the Pryzm nightclub in Plymouth.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:15 pm

Indian Express – India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am

BBC – Great Britain

Austria coalition with far-right Freedom Party sworn in

The Freedom Party is the EU’s only far-right party in power and plans controls on asylum seekers.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:25 pm

Ikea’s tax affairs to be investigated by the EU

The Commission said Ikea may have been given an unfair tax advantage in the Netherlands.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 11:47 am

Ministers meet to thrash out Brexit end deal

It’s the first time ministers have formally discussed what the Brexit “end state” should look like.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:55 am

Lebanon murder inquiry arrest after UK woman’s death

Rebecca Dykes, a British embassy worker in Beirut, was strangled and sexually assaulted, police say.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:54 am

Russia’s Rosneft wins gas licences in Venezuela

The deal paves the way for Rosneft to develop two offshore gas fields in the Caribbean Sea.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 2:49 am

France’s new export

Emmanuel Macron has wasted no time in raising his profile as a major international leader.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 12:10 am

Ryanair pilots in Ireland suspend strike plans

Ryanair pilots in Ireland join other unions in Europe and suspend strike planned for Wednesday

Posted on 17 December 2017 @ 10:55 pm

NPR – United States

Trump To Outline His Blueprint For Military And Foreign Policy

President Trump will set out his national security strategy, stressing strong defense, homeland protection and economic prosperity. It could help guide decisions on defense spending and trade talks.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:01 am

Morning News Brief: Tax Overhaul Plan, Honduras Election

GOP lawmakers hope to vote on the tax plan before they head home for the holidays. And an electoral tribunal in Honduras has declared President Juan Orlando Hernandez winner of November’s election.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:00 am

France Considers Setting Minimum Consent Age For Having Sex

France has no age of consent in its penal code, but there’s pressure to change that after a series of court cases where men were acquitted after having sex with minors.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:00 am

Austria’s Coalition Government Includes Party Linked To Ex-Nazis

When the Freedom Party was in government before, there was an outcry and Austria was subject to sanctions. Critics say the party’s anti-migrant, anti-Islam agenda is now considered mainstream.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:00 am

After Disputed Vote, Honduran Court Rules For Incumbent President

President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of the country’s disputed election after three weeks of uncertainty and unrest. The Organization of American States called for fresh elections.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:00 am

South Africa’s ANC To Choose President Zuma’s Replacement On 2019 Ballot

Two candidates are under consideration to represent the African National Congress to succeed Zuma, whose presidency has been marked by scandal.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 9:30 am

Honduran Court Rules For Incumbent President Weeks After Disputed Vote

The country’s election court officially declared President Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner over his rival, TV star Salvador Nasralla, by barely 1.5 percentage points.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 7:33 am

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Voice of America – US Government

At-Risk Refugees Pay it Forward in North Dakota

Winter has come to Fargo, North Dakota, and at the Great Plains Food Bank on the north side of the city, 16-year-old Puja Chetri and 18-year-old Maria Tuya are stocking up for the season.

Chetri, a refugee who fled Nepal with her family when she was 10, and Tuya, a refugee from South Sudan, know the food packages they are stacking up could go a long way to feed their families.

“Sometime(s) we don’t have that much to eat; usually there’s like a box of cereal,” Chetri explains, something…

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:42 am

Trump National Security Strategy Aims to ‘Regain Momentum’

U.S. President Donald Trump’s new national security strategy will provide the country with a “clear and actionable playbook” to counter the most dangerous and persistent threats, according to senior administration officials.

Trump will roll out the strategic document Monday during a speech in Washington, almost 11 months after his administration began work on it.

Senior administration officials say unlike recent, past strategies, it takes a “clear-eyed view” of the dangers and…

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 10:00 am

French Sailor Sets New World Record in Solo Sailing

French sailor François Gabart has set a new world record in non-stop solo sailing around the world. He completed his trip Sunday in less than 43 days, cutting the total time by more than six days. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke reports.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 9:53 am

Thousands of Volunteers Place Wreaths at Soldiers Graves

Every year, volunteers across the United States place wreaths at the headstones of dead soldiers. It’s a nationwide tradition that started in 1992 with 5,000 donated wreaths. This year, that number topped one million. Arash Arabasadi has this story from Arlington, Virginia.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 9:53 am

Families Field Test Autonomous Vehicles

It’s all fun and games until a family gets behind the wheel. That’s the whole idea behind Volvo’s Drive Me project. Automated vehicles are now being test driven by families as part of a multi-stage experiment that’s taking place in Norway. VOA’s Steve Redisch reports.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 9:53 am

At-Risk Refugees Pay it Forward in North Dakota

The state of North Dakota is one of the leading resettlement locations, per capita, for refugees coming to the United States. About 400 refugees each year arrive in larger cities like Fargo, where they are gradually reshaping the ethnic and cultural makeup of their adopted hometowns. As VOA’s Kane Farabaugh reports, the transition for refugees in this northern state is not always easy, but some who have overcome adversity are giving hope this holiday season to others around them most in need.

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 9:52 am

Militants Attack Afghan Spy Agency’s Facility in Kabul

Heavily armed militants attacked an Afghan intelligence agency facility in Kabul Monday, sparking fierce clashes with security forces.

Afghan officials said several assailants wearing police uniforms stormed and occupied a partially constructed building before firing rockets at the nearby training center of the National Directorate of Security, or NDS.

Afghan special forces swiftly arrived and encircled the building to try to neutralize the attackers, interior ministry spokesman Nusrat…

Posted on 18 December 2017 @ 9:45 am

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